Arturia Origin Keyboard, synthesizer now shipping

Arturia Origin Keyboard

Arturia has announced it is now shipping the Origin Keyboard, its new flagship hardware synthesizer.

The Origin project started in 2004 and was aimed at creating a new kind of synthesizer. Ambitious from a features stand-point, innovative in design and sounding like no other digital synthesizer on the market- the Origin concept was bold.

As a matter of fact, the project proved tough. But a first step was completed when, in 2008, Arturia debuted Origin Desktop. With the delivery of Origin Keyboard, the cycle is coming to an end.

“Origin Keyboard is based on a vision. The vision of an instrument that would proudly stand among the greatest synths of all time” says Frédéric Brun, President of Arturia. “Difficulties have been numerous, but we are extremely proud to start shipping Origin Keyboard. This is an instrument breaking new boundaries by mixing the latest technologies and the grand tradition of quality and innovation in sound synthesis.”

Origin Keyboard features

  • Premium quality keyboard
    • High quality semi-weighted 61-keys keyboard, with velocity response and channel aftertouch.
    • New exclusive duophonic aftertouch.
  • Ergonomic design
    • Self adjustable front panel, from 0° to 135°, giving you total setup flexibility.
    • 5.2” TFT screen for clear visual feedback.
    • Easily transportable cabinet offering a complete mobile solution.
  • High level of control
    • Ultra sensitive 40cm ribbon controller.
    • Modulation and pitch-bend wheels, 3-mode Joystick, 21 potentiometers, 33 rotary encoders, 81 switches.
  • Complete connectivity
    • Analog Audio Connectivity: 2 audio ins,10 audio outs.
    • Digital Audio: SPDIF out, USB 2.0.
    • Built-in expression pedal and footswitch control inputs.
  • Superb audio quality
    • Analog Devices Tiger Shark ® processors.
    • TAE® engine.
    • Up to 32 voices of polyphony for a typical patch.
    • High quality effects: Phaser, Chorus, Delay, Distortion, Parametric EQ, Rotary…
  • Powerfull analog sounds
    • More than 600 presets created by talented musicians and synthesizer specialists.
    • Create your own patch by connecting independent modules from: Minimoog, ARP 2600, CS-80, Jupiter-8, Moog Modular, Prophet VS.

The Origin Keyboard is now available to purchase for a MSRP of $3499 USD / 2990 EUR.

More information: Arturia / Origin Synthesizer

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